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Wed October 28, 2009
WVAS Local

Ala gov seeks info from colleges about hidden funds

Montgomery, AL – - Gov. Bob Riley has ordered college and
university presidents to notify him if elected officials attempt to
hide spending in their districts by transferring money through
their schools.
Riley sent a memorandum Tuesday to all four-year college and
university presidents. Riley said he wants the presidents to tell
him by Nov. 16 if elected officials use their schools to hide money
for special projects. It's a process known as "pass through
pork."
Riley called the process corrupt and an abuse of the trust of
taxpayers.
Riley said one or more legislators recently tried to take $1.89
million from the university's funds and transfer the money to the
Department of Education.